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Please help identifying board game similar to Mouse Trap

This is a game from likely the 70's or 80's. A board game similar to Mouse Trap in that, you set up a bunch of precarious pieces, and at the end the sequence is triggered and all the pieces jump or ...
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Tabletop game similar to Civilization, set in Antiquity

I played this game a few years ago and suddenly feel the need to find it again. The board represented most of Europe and North Africa. Each player had an empire and was represented by a historical ...
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What is this game with multiplying aliens and random weapons?

I remember playing a game with my parents when I was a kid (in the mid 1990s) where you played either as the crew on a ship being invaded by multiplying aliens or as the aliens themselves. The board ...
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Is this card game found in casinos?

In the paper [1], the authors write "... the problem is equivalent to a card game played in Las Vegas: The cards of a shuffled deck are dealt one at a time and face up. At the same time the ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

A group of grad students and I regularly meet up at conferences. Often, we spend our coffee breaks between talks playing various suggested generalisations of common pen-and-paper games to see if we ...
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Identify this dominos game

I played a game with a friend a few years ago and I can't remember what we called it. The game used a pack of dominos however you placed them around a central card. I believe it was a hexagon and ...
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Multiple games in same box using same components. What was it?

Several years ago I was at a friends house and he had this particular item. It was a box full of simple components, a board, and rules for multiple games. The idea behind it was the components were ...
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What's this 3D game?

It was a 16 square playing board. Each piece was a clear rectangle 1 wide, 2 tall. Each piece had a red and yellow ball in the center encased in a transparent box. The object was to get 4 in a row. ...
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What is this game with pegs in holes, jumping and capturing each other?

The rules we've guessed so far are: Each move is a peg jumping over another peg in its immediate proximity. The peg that gets jumped over is removed. The goal is to clear as many pegs as possible. ...
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What is this tile-based game?

I bought a game at a thrift store because it was not used. It consists of 104 ivory tiles. The tiles are numbered 1 to 13, with 2 sets in red and 2 in black; and then four more sets but these are ...
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What is this game similar to Quoridor?

A friend of mine spoke about a game with rules a little bit similar to Quoridor but different. The rules are the following: you have a board constituted of squares each player has a pawn which he ...
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Identify a game: escape from a labyrinth of square cards on an alien spaceship

Can anyone identify this game? The players are contestants trapped in a labyrinth on an alien spaceship, racing to find the exit. Locations are square cards that can be rotated during the game. At ...
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What is this brick-based board game?

I'm looking for the name of a board game from the 80's or 90's that was made up of yellow bricks in a small table that you had to tap out with a small red pick or hammer.
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What are the other games in this series?

A few weeks back me and my friends were remembering our childhood games, and it turned out all four of us had at least one of these themed board game collection books. The link has pictures of the ...
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Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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What is the name of this game where you place colored cubes on a tiled grid?

I played a game about 5 years ago; pretty sure it would be classified as a Euro game. You have a player mat made by putting a few tiles together, I think a 2x2 square of square tiles. Each tile has a ...
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What is the name of this Yahtzee variant?

I took a class once where we had to design a handheld game system for a variant of Yahtzee, which I seem to recall being called "Back Yahtzee," however I am unable to confirm this online. There were ...
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Help identify a game with a vampire and his servants

A friend asked me quite a question yesterday. She was trying to remember a game that she saw in a game shop when she was a child, in the 80s-90s. On its cover was a vampire at a table, ready to eat, ...
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What type of game is Village idiot?

I love to play Village Idiot (I'm sure it goes by other names, but I don't know them), and I am wanting to play games similar to it, mainly shorter games. Is there a definitive category or name that ...
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Identify a numbers game where you strike out numbers

In this game you start out by jotting down numbers 1 through 19 on a squared paper into 9 columns (and skip 10, there are no zeroes). Then you start striking out numbers that are adjacent ...
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Which board game released in the 90's involved medieval combat?

In the game, you could have castles and fortresses. There were ballistae and catapults and little sets that could be purchased to build upon your original set. The game had a rulebook and turn-based ...
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Looking for a specific variant of Tic-Tac-Toe

I came across a nice variant of Tic-Tac-Toe game, but since I don't know the game, nor remember the exact parameters of the game, it is hard to find info about it, as existence of optimal strategies ...
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What are the name and rules of this hand signing spell game?

I remember finding the rules to this game on the internet, oh, 15 years ago or so. The players (typically (or necessarily?) two) sit around a table. At every "turn" - for advanced play indicated by ...
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Trick-taking card game, where you aim to reach zero points?

My family has been playing this card game for years but no one knows what it is called. You start by dealing out 5 cards to everyone, then flip the next card, which marks the trump suit. The dealer ...
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I'm searching for Ricochet Robots, travel version

Years ago I played a game similar to Ricochet Robots, but a single player travel version. This game has a small board (something like 5x5 tiles) and several robot pieces. It includes cards with ...
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Spiral Step game thingy [closed]

Probably the wrong forum, but how do you call these spirally things that you put on the top of a staircase and watch it fall down step by step? Thanks!
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Can't remember the name of this card game [closed]

There was a game we played a few years ago... a friend taught us but can't remember how to play! I remember we named it "Slummy" because it was a cross between rummy and solitaire (and we didn't know ...
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Ben and Mabel (Mable) cardgame? What's the “real” name?

My friends play a game they call "Ben and Mabel". I believe they learned it from their Dutch brother-in-law. This is my memory of playing it. You play with multiple decks mixed together. Maybe two ...
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Looking for the name of a 2d6 game

I remember a simple but interesting dice game, I remember the rules but I don't know its name. I would like to know its name to be able to look up stuff about it. It is played with two 6-sided dice. ...
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What are the rules for the card game “High Nines”?

A long time ago, my cousin taught me a card game he called "High Nines": It was a trick-taking game, similar to Euchre, though it used the full card deck. Trump cards were worth one point, except ...
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What is the name of this game with temples, volcanos and stacking tiles?

You build the board with tiles that are 3 hexes joined together, each has a volcano on it. You stack them, and build stuff on them. Temples on tiles that are 4 high, villages need to have a certain ...
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What is this game featuring plastic squares with numbers in each corner?

What is the name of the game where there are 120 cream-colored plastic squares about an inch and a half on each side with a single number in each corner? The numbers range from 0 to 5. I do know that ...
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What is the name of this marble game?

My friends play this marble game often, but we don't know the name of it. You play with 2 decks of cards. Play in 2 or 3 teams of 2 players each. (The image below is setup for 2 teams of 2.) Goal ...
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Name and official (?) rules for this cards game I half remembered

There is this card game I like to play whenever I have 5+ people around and the group includes some 'not so serious' gamers. The problem is I have sort of forgotten the real rules over the years and ...
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What is the French card game Paquet Voleur called in English?

In Quebec, Canada, we have a card game called Paquet Voleur. This roughly translates to pile thief. Basically, each player has cards in his hand and there are cards on the table. The goal is to make ...
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Identify card game similar to Kalookie

Several years ago I was taught a card game that was called "Oh Sh*t." Recently I looked it up online and found another card game with the same name, but completely different rules, so I'm hoping ...
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What is the memory-style game that has pawn-like tokens covering pictures?

I remember a while ago having played a memory-like game which had blue plastic "pawns" which covered holes in a round cardboard sheet, while a second lower layer of cardboard was able to rotate ...
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Identify the Game: reach the other side of the board, while avoiding barriers [duplicate]

I was at a friend of a friend's house last weekend and played a cool game. Here is what I remember: The game is played on a square board 2 or 4 players The goal of the game is to reach the opposite ...
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What game do these dice belong to?

I can't for the life of me can't remember where these dice came from, but I remember liking the game (it was from my childhood). Does anyone recognize where these came from?
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Identify Strategy Game with Chariots and Elephants

This was a strategy board game I played a few times as a child almost 20 years ago. Here is what I remember: There were two sides with identical sets of pieces. I seem to recall the sides being ...
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What is this game that's similar to Go?

I always thought that Go was played by trying to place 5 of your pieces in a row while blocking your opponent from doing so, but I just recently looked up the rules, and it's completely different. Is ...
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Classic Haunted Mansion Game

I am trying to remember the name of a old haunted mansion game I played. I remember you started in the Foyer and built the mansion as you explored out of mansion tiles. The tiles were unique because ...
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What is this old tile game I inherited?

I have an old tile game with rectangular tiles, ivory, with different colored numbers on them. Some have 2 numbers one on top and one on bottom, others have one number with words on top like draw two, ...
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Trying to remember a classic board game

I'm trying to remember the name of a game so I can look up strategies for it for my discrete math class. The game is laid out with however many rows of marbles or stones and each player can choose ...
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stone stacking game

I'm trying to find a game that I played a while ago with some friends, and not having much luck with Amazon/Google. Each player got a set of stones, and you were supposed to stack the stones in a ...
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Game where you construct a line through the board blocking the other player?

This is a two-players game, where each players construct a line. The first player has to join the top and the bottom of the board whereas the second has to join the left and the right. The two lines ...
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Name of card game similar to hearts

I would like to know if anyone on here has played or knows the name of a card game similar to hearts. The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. If a player doesn't have a card that is ...